The much awaited 3rd auction of Christie’s will be held in Mumbai on 15th December at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. With a section dedicated solely to Classical Indian Art, Christie’s proudly announces the highlight of their collection to be a monumental painting by Syed Haider Raza, titled Bindu from 1983.
A total of 100 works will be on sale throughout the evening and a selection of highlights will be displayed in New Delhi from Saturday 28th –Monday 30th November at the Taj Mahal Hotel.
Following Christie’s New York auction in September this year, which set the record for the highest Indian art sold at an auction for a whopping $4,085,000 for Souza’s “Birth”. Christies’s third India sale will include works sourced from private and corporate collections.
Besides the modern masterpieces by Syed Haider Raza, Vasudeo. S. Gaitonde, Tyeb Mehta, Maqbool Fida Husain and Ram Kumar the auction also includes important works by artists Jehangir Sabvala, Jagdish Swaminathan, Jogen Chowdhury, Manjit Bawa to name a few. A few of these artists are designated ‘National Treasure’ artists, which means their works cannot be exported from India, besides the Classical Indian Art section of the sale.
Credit Suisse will be partnering with Christie’s in India to bring the best of Indian Art to clients, investors and collectors.